The Bergen International Conference Poster Exhibition: “Sharing Best Practices” of Organizations of Persons Affected by Hansen’s Disease

We are pleased to announce that the following 12 organizations have been selected to present posters of best practice of organizations of people affected by Hansen’s disease at the Bergen International Conference on Hansen’s Disease: 150 Years Since the Discovery of the Leprosy Bacillus, June 21-22.

Posters will be displayed at the conference venue. Virtual participants will be able to view the posters on this website once the conference begins. The links to the PDF posters are provided in the title of each organization below.

The Bergen International Conference is organized by Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative and the University of Bergen to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy, by Norwegian Dr. Gerhard Armauer Hansen in 1873. For more details on the program and to register your attendance, please visit this page.

Mr. Rahman, ALO Society, Bangladesh
ENAPAL from Ethiopia and PerMaTA from Indonesia
Mr. Arikonda and Mr. Paswan, APAL, India with Mr. Nanri, Sasakawa Health Foundation
Mr. Choudhary and Mr. Yodav, Federation of Self Help Groups, Nepal
Display of Poster Exhibition

Organizations presenting at the Poster Exhibition

1. ALO Society (Bangladesh)

Title: ALO Society digitally serving Persons suffering from Leprosy Complications


  • MD. Matiar Rahman

2. Bogra Federation (Bangladesh)

Title: Empowering people affected by leprosy through community based organizations


  • Taslima Akter
  • Shamol Chandro Vouya

3. Morhan (Brazil)

Title: Hansen, the name, one law


  • Faustino Pinto
  • Brenda Silva de Menedez
  • Marcos Vinicius Costa Santo

4. Felehansen (Colombia)

Title: Reducing Transmission and Combating Stigma in Colombia


  • Luis Francisco Tovar Acosta
  • Diana Patricia Medina Córdoba

5. ENAPAL (Ethiopia)

Title: Building a Thriving Future: Creating Sustainable Revenue Streams


  • Alie Beker Ali
  • Weyneshet Ourges Gutema

6. APAL (India)

Title: Awareness tools on Hansen’s Disease to Zero Discrimination


  • Javahar Ram Paswan
  • Mohan Arikonda

8. Federation of Self Help Groups (Nepal)

Title: Zero Ulcer in Self-Help Groups


  • Ramesh Kumar Choudhary (Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital and Service Centre)

10. Purple Hope Initiative (Nigeria)

Title: Improving leadership skills among women affected by Hansen’s Disease in Southern Nigeria


  • Chibuike Vitus Dim

11. Tanzania Leprosy Association (TLA)

Title: Resilience of Disabled Women Leaders – Case of Chazi


  • Yohana Yakobo Sangalah
  • Fikira Ally Mtumbi

12. IDEA International (USA)

Title: Enhancing the Capacity of Experts by Experience through Virtual Gatherings


  • Jayashree Parasheril Kunju

Special participation from Norway: The Leprosy Mission Norway

Title: Nerve Damage in People Afflicted with Leprosy